Definition of pedagogue in English:



humorous, formal
  • A teacher, especially a strict or pedantic one.

    • ‘My dictionary defines a pedagogue as a pedantic or dogmatic teacher and there is a lot of that about Waters.’
    • ‘This process does not, in any way, relieve the teacher from being a master pedagogue.’
    • ‘This is a very comprehensive and complete set of resource books that could be used by vocalists and vocal pedagogues.’
    • ‘Since as a pedagogue and teacher I always stress the need for proper preparation, I have decided to share with you some insights I hope you will find useful.’
    • ‘Three states in our division have chosen to recognize respected teachers and pedagogues.’
    educator, tutor, instructor, schoolteacher, schoolmaster, schoolmistress, master, mistress, governess, educationalist, educationist
    teacher, schoolteacher, schoolmaster, schoolmistress, master, mistress, tutor
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Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek paidagōgos, denoting a slave who accompanied a child to school (from pais, paid- ‘boy’ + agōgos ‘guide’).